Craft {Decoupage Letters}

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February 23, 2012 by Carin

Today is a little decoupage craft that you could add to the list of things to do this weekend if we really get all the snow that they have been talking about the past few days.   I have  decoupaged letters for both kids to help personalize their rooms after they are born.  Not knowing the sex makes it difficult beforehand and trying to get some personalization into the room when they are babies can be tough, so a simple, easy to walk away from project is best. I would consider this craft to be fairly easy and you don’t necessarily need all the supplies listed, they are just what I think make the project simplw.  You could do this project to spell out a childs name like I have, or maybe your families last name, a word that defines your family or just a favorite word, initials,ect.  So here we go or as my 2.5 yr old would say “Rock and Roll”!

Supplies:

Letters – paper mache or wood – found at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores

Mod Podge

Foam paint brush

Decorative paper such as scrapbook paper

Excato knife

Cutting mat

Pick out some letters, I picked out paper mache ones, but I have used wood letters in the past.  Both work great.

Next, you will want to select some paper.  I picked up a cute pad of scrapbook paper at Michaels (with a coupon, of course!).  I chose a different pattern for each letter, so there are 5 different patterns below.

Next, get out your Mod Podge and a paint brush.  I used a foam brush becuase I had it laying around.

Grab a letter and paint the surface with Mod Podge

Before the mod podge dries place it on the backside of the chosen paper, make sure the printed side is facing out.  I have made the mistake of putting the letter glue side down on the printed side of the paper…oops!

Now, grab your Exacto knife (or something sharp that can cut with some precision).  I find it easiest to cut the letters out of the paper after they are glued to the paper.  I just feel it is too difficult, for me, to cut out the paper first and then line them up with any precision when glued has been applied. 

The letter all cut out

After the lettes are all cut out, you are going to apply 2 coats of Mod Podge over the paper side of the letter, letting the coats dry between applications.   If the paper bubbles around the edges, just apply a little Mod Podge and place a book or something heavy on top of the letter.

When you have all your coats of Mod Podge applied, you are done with an easy decoration for your childs room or home.

Have you made  any crafts lately? 

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